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1the faculty or power of seeing:Joseph lost his sight as a baby [as modifier]:a sight test the action or fact of seeing someone or something:I’ve always been scared of the sight of blood the area or distance within which someone can see or something can be seen:he now refused to let Rose out of his sight dated a person’s view or consideration:we are all equal in the sight of God 2a thing that one sees or that can be seen:John was a familiar sight in the bar for many years he was getting used to seeing unpleasant sights
) places of interest to tourists and visitors in a city, town, or other place:she offered to show me the sights
) informal a person or thing having a ridiculous, repulsive, or disheveled appearance:“I must look a frightful sight,” she said
) a device on a gun or optical instrument used for assisting a person’s precise aim or observation.
1 [with object] manage to see or observe (someone or something); catch an initial glimpse of:tell me when you sight London Bridge (as noun sighting)the unseasonal sighting of a cuckoo
2 [no object] take aim by looking through the sights of a gun:she sighted down the barrel take a detailed visual measurement of something with or as with a sight. [with object] adjust the sight of (a firearm or optical instrument).
1not visible:she saw them off, waving until the car was out of sight 2 (also outasight) [often as exclamation] informal extremely good; excellent: [as adjective]:these stereophones are an out-of-sight choice
Do not confuse sight
means 'the ability to see' (he lost his sight in an accident
), whereas site
means 'a place where something is located or happens' (the site of a famous temple